Illness

Illness, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • A woman with a cold sat on the sofa
    Health

    9 tried-and-tested ways to help yourself feel better when you’re fighting a cold

  • chronic-illness-art-picture-of-health-2
    Wellbeing

    4 female artists turning chronic illness into empowering art

  • woman feeling anxious about catching a cold in winter stood against a wall outside
    Mental Health

    This is why your anxiety spikes when you’re fighting a cold

Latest Stories

Working from home: over half of UK employees work when they’re unwell – and it’s causing them to burnout
Careers

Why are we all so scared to call in sick when working from home?

Presenteeism post-pandemic is creating a big burnout problem at work.

Posted by
Amy Beecham
Published
A woman lying on the sofa blowing her nose
Wellbeing

The signs that your immune system might be low, and what you can do about it

Beat those winter colds to the punch.

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Woman with long Covid
Health

“I spoke to 6 doctors until one believed me”: women explain their long Covid frustration

Why are some women finding it so hard to get a diagnosis?

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
Published
Long Reads

Why do we want to watch disaster films in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic?

Everyone is watching Contagion and reading Station Eleven right now. But will this soothe your anxieties or exacerbate them?

Posted by
Hannah-Rose Yee
Published
Posted by
Megan Murray
Published

Selma Blair’s unfailing optimism in the face of her MS pain is inspiring her followers

Naomi Watts, Bella Hadid and Penelope Cruz have all offered their support.

Life

“After I was told I had incurable cancer, I went back to work”

Facebook executive Nicola Mendelsohn was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma in 2016.

Posted by
Susan Riley
Published
Life

Avoid holiday illness in four easy steps - and no, it doesn't involve Dettol wipes

We've got the low down on Naomi Campbell's in-flight cleaning routine

Posted by
Chloe Gray
Published
Selma Blair on the red carpet
People

Selma Blair on the five little words that reframed how she saw her MS diagnosis

“Mommy’s not sick. Mommy’s brave.”

Posted by
Hannah-Rose Yee
Published
People

What it’s really like to live with a stoma, according to one young woman who has one

"I have a bag of poo attached to me at all times"

Posted by
Megan Murray
Published
People

Actor Selma Blair reveals battle with multiple sclerosis

The Cruel Intentions star shares her condition in a moving Instagram post

Posted by
Anna Brech
Published
Life

Mycoplasma genitalium: everything you need to know about the STI superbug

Because of misdiagnosis, the sexually transmitted disease has built up a worrying resistance to antibiotics

Posted by
Megan Murray
Published
Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published

This new beer is brewed specially for breast cancer patients

The taste was developed to appeal to the palates of women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

People

FKA Twigs shares how surgery knocked her “confidence as a woman”

The singer doubted if her "body would ever feel the same again."

Posted by
Megan Murray
Published
Visible Women

She broke the Atlantic rowing record – months after having a tumour removed

Kiko Matthews became the fastest woman ever to row solo across the Atlantic, despite recently having gone through neurosurgery

Posted by
Moya Crockett
Published
Life

This woman texted a wrong number – and something amazing happened

If only all wrong number stories were as heartwarming as this

Posted by
Emily Reynolds
Published
Life

Signs and symptoms of septicaemia blood poisoning

A recent episode of Call The Midwife has brought the infection to the nation's attention

Posted by
Megan Murray
Published
Life

Teen uses graduation photoshoot to raise awareness of alopecia

“Madisyn has had a positive attitude about the loss of her hair since day one”

Posted by
Helen Booth
Published
cyber stalking
Life

“Why are women so prone to cyberchondria?”

Lucy Mangan on why we must resist the urge to google our symptoms

Posted by
Lucy Mangan
Published
Posted by
Megan Murray
Published

We all need to be aware of this little-known symptom of ovarian cancer

Only 1% of women know this common symptom of ovarian cancer

People

Lady Gaga gets real about chronic pain to help others feel less alone

She’s taking a break from music “for some healing”

Posted by
Amy Swales
Published